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Prince Charles Felt Threatened by William and Kate Middleton

Prince Charles Reportedly Slighted Kate Middleton's Family, and We Don't Want to Believe It

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 17:  Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Eugenie of York, Queen Elizabeth II, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Princess Beatrice of York, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)

If the rumors are true, there was some royal drama between Prince Charles and Kate Middleton, and we're just now getting the details. In his unauthorized biography, Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles, author Tom Bower claims the Prince of Wales felt threatened by Prince William and Kate Middleton's rising popularity.

The British reporter also writes that Charles felt "isolated" from his two grandchildren, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who often spent the holidays with Kate's parents instead of with the other royals. Charles allegedly took issue with the fact that Kate and William chose to live miles away from his home where he felt they could "preserve their privacy."

The salacious book claims that Charles's jealousy got so out of hand that he even slighted Kate's mother, Carole, who was ignored by several of the queen's courtiers during social gatherings because of his angst toward them. William reportedly sought advice from his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II to resolve the growing tension. In order to bring peace, the queen invited Carole for a drive around the Balmoral estate, People reports.

Bower alleges that Charles's relationship with both William and Prince Harry has been strained for years, stemming from his divorce from their late mother, Princess Diana. Charles reportedly believed "Diana had poisoned the boys' minds" against him during his affair with his mistress, Camilla. Although it now appears Harry and William have since welcomed Camilla into the royal family, according to Bower, things aren't mended between the three men.

Granted, all of this should be taken with a grain of salt given that none of it is confirmed. There's also the fact that Kate and her father-in-law have been spotted out on numerous occasions over the years, appearing to have an amicable relationship. No word yet from the royals on the latest rumors, but let us hope the rumors are just that. Am I right?

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